Thursday, February 16, 2012


Do the pacing on your pacing guides.  Huh?  Another forced mandate.  Another vague directive.  "By the end of the month" doesn't really sound like a reward or paycheck reminder any longer.  The words "pacing" and "guide" hold no meaning any longer.  There must be a technically correct linguistic term for this.  I don't know what it is.  Bogus comes to mind.  So does nimrod.  Pacing on the pacing guides--mixed up semantics and jumbled jargon mish mashing into and obliterating meaning.  What is expected, exactly, except for a mental breakdown in words?  I have no jargon for this.  I have no words.  I only know that this is exhaustive and I no longer see where the hoop is to jump through.  I only see the through part.  I only jump.  The jumping part.  Wait, the pacing part.  Pacing.  Jumping is guiding my pacing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Once you are in the Zone, then you can decide if the students (or yourself?) are product (ego) driven or process (love of learning) driven.  I kid you not.  Well, these are kids, after all.  Turn them around to love learning.  The test goes out the window, then, I suppose.  Who will say this?  Any takers? 

Is this yoga now or am I still being observed by the team who reports to the prinicpal?  Well, not officially.  I guess it seems a lot like a yoga sutra without the pose--physical pose.  Posturing?  Definitely.